Living with migraine pain in Orinda CA can make life difficult. Performing efficiently at work, enjoying time with your family or completing basic tasks like cooking dinner can be almost impossible when you’re experiencing even a moderate migraine. The throbbing pain, nausea and sensitivity to sound and light can send the strongest person to huddle in a dark room until the pain passes. Severe migraines may debilitate sufferers for hour or days. Medication is the most common treatment for headache pain, but medications don’t always work and some have unwanted side effects.
YOUR CHIROPRACTOR CAN HELP IN ORINDA CA
At Orinda Chiropractic Center our goal is to help our patients increase their wellness and find lasting relief from pain, including the pain of migraines. Avoiding environmental triggers and making some lifestyle changes can help decrease the frequency of migraines, but according to the American Chiropractic Association muscle tension is the biggest cause of primary headaches. In many cases, that tension is caused by spinal misalignment. When the spine is misaligned the surrounding muscles work overtime in order to compensate for the weakened spine. That overcompensation can lead to the kind of muscle tension that triggers a migraine. A chiropractor can use several methods to correct the misalignment, relieve muscle tension and return proper function to the sensitive nerves that travel from the brain into the spine.
Spinal manipulation from our chiropractor can bring almost instant relief during a migraine, but regular visits may help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. Depending on the results of your consultation, we might suggest any of the following treatments along with, or instead of, manipulation:
- Massage therapy
- Nutritional balance
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Instrument Adjusting
Don’t let migraines control your life. There are solutions to your headache pain. If your current treatments aren’t providing the relief you deserve, please contact our office to learn more about how chiropractic care can help.